Newport Hospital Adult Partial Hospital Program
Announcing Our New Virtual Telehealth Program
In response to the COVID-19 pandemic, the Newport Hospital Adult Partial Hospital Program is committed to providing care in a safe manner and has transitioned to a virtual program.
Our program remains committed to providing the same level of care that was provided previously in person. Accordingly, the Adult Partial Hospital Program at Newport Hospital provides intensive, short-term treatment designed for individuals with acute psychiatric concerns. Patients participate in multiple groups per day, as well as speak to a therapist and a psychiatrist for individual sessions every day. All major insurances are accepted.
For more information, or to refer a patient, please call 401-845-1910; or download the referral form below, complete, and fax to 401-848-6080.
The Partial Hospitalization Program is located in the Borden Carey Building at Newport Hospital. Please use the main entrance address of 20 Powel Avenue, Newport, RI for driving directions. Free parking is available in the visitor parking lot on Powel Avenue.
Program staff take care of all paperwork for referrals, including preauthorization with the patient's health insurance provider.
About the Partial Hospitalization Program at Newport Hospital
The Partial Hospitalization Program at Newport Hospital is designed to help adults of all ages who are struggling with mental and behavioral health issues, such as depression, anxiety, bipolar disorder and substance use disorders. The program offers patients a structured treatment environment during the day, while enabling them to return home at night and on weekends. Patients can maintain relationships and enjoy the comfort, convenience and privacy of their own homes, while also benefiting from intensive therapy.
Partial hospitalization can be an effective alternative to inpatient treatment, for those patients who do not require that level of care, or can help patients transition to home after an inpatient stay.
The partial hospitalization program offers two distinct tracks: one for patients addressing mental health issues, and a new track for patients dealing with co-occurring substance use and mental health issues.
Both tracks are designed to stabilize patients and improve their functioning.
About the Program
Newport Hospital’s partial hospitalization program is a short-term, group-based, comprehensive outpatient treatment program. Groups vary, and activities are built around individual treatment plans. For example, some patients might require social and life-skill groups; some may need to focus on coping with addiction; and others might benefit from expressive arts. Some patients require more individual therapy than others, and that is determined by both the initial assessment and the ongoing evaluation of each patient.
The average program duration is from one to two weeks, depending on individual patient needs, and runs six hours a day, five days a week. Intake includes medical and psychiatric evaluation, including psychotropic medication assessment, and individual sessions with the psychologist, social worker or mental health counselor to manage therapeutic issues. Patients are expected to participate fully in their treatment.
The Partial Hospital Program Team
The partial hospitalization program brings together a multidisciplinary team that includes psychiatrists, psychologists, social workers, mental health counselors, and recreational therapists. Team members offer expertise in both mental health and substance use disorders, and the emphasis is on restoring a patient's health and emotional stability and preventing setbacks. Each patient is considered an important part of his or her team.